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The Campo Flicker is a type of Friend that has made appearances in both the original Kemono Friends game and the anime.
Campo Flicker has short hair. It is yellow at the sides, but becomes parted in black at the middle and is fully black at the back. In the middlemost bang usually representing the beak, it is a light gray that fades into orange. Like other bird Friends, she also has a campo flicker's wings on the sides of her eart. She has brown eyes and very small rounded glasses. She has a yellow ruffled collar, and wears a gray suit similar to what a secretary would wear. It has a black tie. She also has a gray scarf patterned after the campo flicker's fur patterns. Her thighhigh socks also follow this pattern. She wears light brown boots. Like many other Friends, she has a tail that fits her species, the Campo Flicker.
In Real Life
Campo Flickers are medium-large woodpeckers native to South America, namely eastern Brazil, Paraguay, Bolivia and north-eastern Argentina. They're around 30 cm long and weigh 160 grams. Campo Flickers have yellow plumage on the sides of the head, neck and breast. The crown is and directly below the beak is black. Their brown back has white bars while the bright grey-ish underparts have dark bars. Beak and feet are grey.
As opposed to other woodpeckers, Campo Flickers are often found on the ground to forage for beetles, termites and ants. They also rarely eat fruit. They often hop to cover longer distances on the ground. They are more social than other species and often form small colonies. They use their beaks to excavate termites mound to both feed and build a nest inside, there are no or only a few trees available.
Like many other bird species, Campo Flickers form monogamous bonds for life. They breed during the dry season from August to September. They lay 4-5 eggs which they will incubate over the next two weeks. Chicks will fledge after around one month time. The birds usually do not disperse far and stay within their range year-round.
Many Woodpeckers use their beaks to knock on wood to find hollow areas full of insects and larvae. They have incredibly long tongues with barbed tips that wrap around their skull. The tongues are inserted into the termite mounds and other insect-filled places to extract food. During feeding it's also constantly coated in sticky saliva, a technique also used by other anteating species like Southern Tamanduas or Echidnas.